Lane Partners, Oakland Tower, Menlo Park, Bay Area, Brick LLP, 2016 Telegraph Ave. building, Oakland, East Bay

Lane Partners’ Oakland Towers Project for 344 Units Advances

By Michele Chandler A proposal by developer Lane Partners Inc. to transform two nearly empty plots of downtown Oakland land into two new residential towers was recently approved by Oakland...
Oakland, 2100 Telegraph, Uber Technology, Oakland’s Planning Commission, Environmental Impact Report, Uptown District, Telegraph Avenue, Paramount Theatre, Breuner Building, First Baptist Church, YMCA Building, Lane Partners, Strategic Urban Development Alliance, Gensler, Eastline Project

2100 Telegraph in Oakland at Crucial Intersection—Office or Residential?

By Michele Chandler New offices, more residential units—or some of both? That’s the question before Oakland officials who are considering the best way to move forward with a potential development at...
San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Filbert Street, Highland Realty Capital, Owow, Danny Haber, East Bay housing development renting

San Francisco Developer oWow Plans $40MM Apartment Project at 2400 Filbert in Oakland

By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based developer oWow is planning to kick off a $40 million, 122-unit apartment project in Oakland located at 2400 Filbert Street, according to sources familiar with the...
CBRE Group, Redwood City, San Francisco, Peninsula, Silicon Valley, Inner Harbor Specific Plan, CBRE Land Services Group

Strada Buys Redwood City Waterfront Development Site for $20.5MM

(EDITOR'S NOTE: According to public documents, the sale closed at the end of June 2018 for $20.5 million. The buyer was Strada Investment Group, which will further pursue the...
Menlo Park, Facebook, Willow Road, Hamilton Avenue, Menlo Science and Technology Park, San Francisco Foundation, Facebook’s Catalyst Housing Fund, Mid-Peninsula High School, Pacific Biosciences, Dumbarton Corridor

Facebook Advances its Plans for 1,500 Housing Units in Menlo Park

By Michele Chandler Talk about the consummate employee benefit: Menlo Park-based Facebook is closer to offering housing, as the social networking company’s workforce in Silicon Valley grows. Facebook, which started the...
Bay Area, Northern California, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San José, Marcus and Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Investment Forecast, South Sacramento, Natomas, Rocklin

McNellis: Housing Crisis Band-Aids

By John McNellis Governor Jerry Brown just signed fifteen affordable-housing bills into law. A few might do a little good. Two senate bills will raise a bit of money. Senate...
Economic Innovation Group, Airbnb, Newgard Development Company, Great Recession, Florida, California, Rust Belt. Southwest

McNellis: California’s Housing Crisis is a High Class Problem

By John McNellis There are problems and then there are high-class problems. Being unemployed is a problem. Getting hit with a huge tax bill is a high-class problem. Not qualifying...
The Veranda, CenterCal Properties, Swift Plaza, Concord Plaza, DivcoWest, Walnut Creek, Colliers International, Oakland, Bay Area, Diablo Range, San Mateo, Contra Costa, BART, San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay, Concord

Concord’s Promises

By Vladimir Bosanac The fortunes and associated misfortunes of a robust Bay Area economy have by now spread pretty evenly across the region. A place where that is perhaps most...
Danville, Behring Companies, Oakland, Alameda-Contra Costa (AC) Transit, Mission Bay Development Group, Oakland Planning Commission, Tapscott Building, 1900 Broadway

Proposed Oakland Development at 1900 Broadway Inches Forward

By Meghan Hall The arduous planning and approvals process has proven to be more complicated than originally expected for Danville, Calif., developer and private equity firm Behring Companies. A development...
Greystar, Bay Area, Avana Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, Archstone Sunnyvale Apartments, AvalonBay, Silicon Valley, East Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, Marcus & Millichap, IPA, Institutional Property Advisors

Greystar Buys Sunnyvale Apartment Complex for $107MM

By Vladimir Bosanac Charleston, SC-based Greystar is making its footprint in the Bay Area larger. The company just spent $107 million, or $557,291 per unit, to acquire the 192-unit apartment...